Before you can pay employees, make sure you've registered for payroll in their applicable work state. This can sometimes take several weeks—the sooner you start the process, the sooner you'll have the tax account info required to pay them.
Gusto partners with CorpNet to help you register in the state—learn more below.
If you've already registered in the state, you'll need to enter your tax account details in Gusto in order to pay employees. Learn where to find your tax account information by clicking The company is already registered with the state below.
Gusto partners with CorpNet to help you register your business in new states.
Once a work address has been added in a new state and a new employee has been hired and assigned a work address in that state, you can get registration assistance in Gusto. Here’s a snapshot of the process:
CorpNet can walk you through entering any info that they themselves do not enter in Gusto on your behalf.
After you send your order, we’ll email you with status updates and add your order total to your next monthly invoice.
When your order is complete you’ll receive emails from both Gusto and CorpNet. They’ll detail the next steps which include:
Before your order is completed, you can use the link in the state registration confirmation email from Gusto to check the status of your order.
You can also head to the Taxes & compliance and select Tax setup, scroll to the state tax setup section and click the link to Check the status of your registration.
Changing your order
To update your order, contact CorpNet at [email protected] or 1(888) 449-2638. They’re open Monday-Friday from 7am-5pm PT.
Q: Can I run payroll for my employees before my registration is complete?
A: Not in most cases—you typically need to have a withholding account number and required tax rate(s) in Gusto before you can run payroll.
If you’re registering in a state where there is no income tax withheld, you can use the state-specific “new employer rate” in this article until you receive your company-assigned rate from the agency.
Q: Can I use Gusto to register in a new state if I don't have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) yet?
A: No–you must have a FEIN entered in Gusto to order a state tax registration.
Q: Where can I see all my tax information?
A: You can see all tax details in the following locations:
Gusto’s state tax registration service does not contain tax, legal, financial, or HR advice. Since rules and regulations change over time and can vary by location, consult a lawyer, HR expert, or accountant for specific guidance.
Income tax withholding
Register online with the LA Department of Revenue.
Register online with the Louisiana Workforce Commission. You will need to click the box at the bottom of the page after reading the checklist and then click Begin Application. You should receive your Employer Account Number, UI Contribution rate, and Occupational Code instantly after registering online. If you do not receive the number instantly, contact the agency directly to troubleshoot.
UI Contribution Rate
Click here to view state-by-state new employer rates and wage bases. If you're unsure of your info, you can call the agency at (225) 326-6999 or (866) 783-5567.
If you've run payroll in LA previously, you can find your Revenue Account Number on your Employer's Return of Income Tax Withheld (L-1) that was mailed to you by the LA DOR. If you're unable to find this, you should call the agency at (855) 307-3893.
If you have already run payroll in Louisiana, your Employer Account Number (sometimes called the State Identification Number (SID), SUTA ID Number, or Unemployment Account Number) can be found on the Liability Letter sent to you by the Louisiana Workforce Commission or on your Quarterly Report of Wages Paid (Form LDOL-ES4). If you can't find your number on these documents, you should call the agency at (866) 783-5567.
Your Unemployment Insurance Contribution Rate and Occupational Code can be found on the Liability Letter sent to you by the Louisiana Workforce Commission or by logging into your account with the LA Wage and Tax System. The Occupational Code will take the form XX-XXXX. If you're unsure of your info, you can call the agency at (225) 326-6999.
Asterisks info—only if applicable
Filings marked with an asterisk (*) are coupons, payment vouchers, or other forms that are filed electronically, and will not appear in your Tax documents tab.
Filings marked with a double-asterisk (**), are forms that will only be available for January 1st, 2020 and beyond.
Some states require that you enter specific information about Gusto to grant us Third Party Access (TPA) or register—TPA is also sometimes necessary in order for us to file and pay your taxes.
If at any time an agency needs information about your payroll agent, first reference the Register a company with the state dropdown above for any state-specific information or detail that may be required.
If there is no mention of TPA in that section, you can use the information below:
Agent name: Tomer London
Firm Name: ZenPayroll Inc (dba: Gusto)
Email: [email protected]
Address: 525 20th Street San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 935-0230
Reminder: if state-specific codes/IDs are requested and you can not match them to the information above, check the first dropdown of the article.